Anthony Cabot

Distinguished Fellow in Gaming Law, William S. Boyd School of Law
Advisor, International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV
Expertise: Gaming law, Sports wagering, Gaming regulation, International casino law, Internet gaming, Problem gambling


Anthony Cabot is a Distinguished Fellow in Gaming Law and serves on the Board of Advisors for the International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV. Cabot has also been an active member of the Gaming Law Advisory Council at the William S. Boyd School of Law since 2009.

Before joining the university in 2018, Cabot was a private practice gaming attorney for 37 years and received multiple awards, including recognition by Best Lawyers in America for gaming law from 2004 to 2017.

He has authored or co-authored numerous books and chapters on gaming law, including Sports Wagering in America, Policies, Economics and Regulation (2018), The Law of Gambling and Regulated ‎Gaming: Cases and Materials (2d 2015), Practical Casino Math (2d ed. 2005), Casino Credit and Collections (2003), International Casino Law (3rd ed. January 1999), and Federal Gaming Law (1999). He also co-edited Regulating Land-based Casinos (2d. 2018) and Regulating Internet Gaming: Challenges and Opportunities (2013).

Cabot is an honorary president and serves on the academic council to the Asia Pacific Association for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, an organization made up of professors from the entire Asian region including Taiwan, Japan, China, Macau, and Australia. Additionally, he is a founder and past president of the International Masters of Gaming Law, past president of the Nevada Gaming Attorneys Association, past general counsel to the International Association of Gaming Attorneys, an appointed member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling for the State of Nevada,  and director and vice president of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling (2009-present).


  • J.D., Law, Arizona State University College of Law
  • B.A., Social Service, Cleveland State University

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Anthony Cabot In The News

August 25, 2021
Two gaming law professors question whether a proposed $10,000 fine against Carson City, Nev. saloon, Timbers, is a sufficient penalty for its alleged second round of face mask violations. Regulators have the option to take away the establishment’s gaming license.
August 9, 2021
In two weeks, students will return to classes at UNLV.
July 7, 2021
The decision by executives at Resorts World Las Vegas to offer consumers a completely cashless gaming and non-gaming experience will have an impact on the wider market as consumers begin to demand the same experience at other properties, according to several industry analysts.
July 1, 2021
Interstate online poker could reportedly soon be rolled out across the United States after the administration of President Joseph Biden yesterday declined to appeal a January ruling that had affirmed the current legality of such activities.

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Campus News | September 7, 2021
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Campus News | May 11, 2021
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Campus News | February 3, 2021
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